Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Monkey bum

Yesterday Maisie took her first nap in her crib, Yeah!! When I looked in on her, the sight reminded me of her first nap after we first received her as she was coincidentally wearing the same outfit.

Monkey bum China, December 12, 2006.

P4240164 Home, April 24, 2007.

This outfit from one of my secret pals, Kikalee, is the one outfit that every time Maisie wears it, reminds Eammon of China and her first days with us. I really thought that by now, over 4 months later, she would have outgrown it but it's finally fitting her just about perfectly though I still have to diaper pin the pants to the onesie to keep them from sliding down when she walks around. She looks so much bigger than when we first met her, but she's still just a tiny thing.

Sleep, ahhh sleep. It's taken over four months but she's finally doing sooooo much better. Last night was her third night in her crib and while the first two nights were quite rough and long getting her to sleep, last night she went down and was asleep within five minutes!! Getting her down for a nap yesterday was touch and go but then today, five minutes of fussing and she was asleep. Also for the past three nights she's only woken up once each night and within a couple of minutes has put herself back to bed. It's funny because when she was up half the night and really not getting much sleep at all, she wouldn't nap other than maybe a quick 20 minute snooze in the car seat. But now that she's sleeping through the night and getting good rest, she's been napping regularly each day and for a good 1-1.5 hours. My take on her sleep is that she's more secure with us and is able to allow herself to sleep, knowing that we'll be there when she wakes. Whatever the reason may be, I'm just glad that she's finally getting some good sleep and that Mama too is getting some sleep.


  1. I love that monkey tush outfit and remember that picture so well.

    Good news on the sleep...whew!

  2. Cute Monkey BUTT!!! Glad M is finally sleeping and you can either nap with her or start cooking some of you fabulous meals!!!


  3. What a cute little monkey!

    Great sleeping news!

    Keep smilin!

  4. Good for you, sticking with the sleeping thing! I'm sure it was a loooong four months, but I'm glad that you are starting to see progress!

  5. God that monkey butt is cute!!!

    Hooray for sleep - hip hip hooray.

  6. Anonymous9:20 PM

    That is a freaking ADORABLE photo. So sweet. Good job Miss M!

  7. Cute little outfit!

    Ahhh sleep! It's a good thing! Glad to hear Maisie is sleeping so much better.

  8. I am so impressed by how you slowly moved Maisie from sleeping with you to the crib. I hope that I am able to accomplish the same task with my little one.

    Love the monkey bum!

  9. I'm jealous... can I nap in the p'n p too?

  10. Oh I love a good night's sleep!

  11. What a cute monkey butt! I'm glad you're both getting your rest. You were a brave Mama to sneak in and photograph her during her nap!

  12. Lisa,

    So very glad to hear that Maisie is starting to sleep well! And thanks for the note.


  13. woo hoo! That is quite a milestone!

  14. Hee hee ... monkey bum!!

    Congrats on the sleeping issue!

    What a cutie-pie!

  15. That title and picture made me smile! Thank you!!!!! Too cute..

  16. Oh my gosh those pictures are precious. I was just lurking, but after seeing those shots I just had to leave a comment.

  17. I'm glad Maisy is sleeping on her own now - that means there's hope for us too!!!

  18. Oh, that Monkey Bum just makes me smile!

    Congrats to you both on the sleep. That sweet little growing body needs all the sleep she can get. :)

    What a doll.



  19. Seeing how she sleeps reminds me so much of Liliana. Just about every time we walk in to pick her up, she is sleeping with her butt in the air. It just makes us laugh. Thanks for sharing.


    Bailey :o)

  20. What a cute monkey butt! Is so good when they're sleeping, hey?!

  21. Such a cutie, love the monkey bottom!
    Glad you guys are both getting some sleep!

  22. What a cute little monkey butt! And I am so excited that she is sleeping and in her crib. Baby steps is the way to go.

  23. Anonymous4:17 AM cute!!! Feels like it's been forever since I bought favorite PJs ever (why didn't I buy a pair?)

  24. Sleep is a wonderful thing! I hear that kids over 25 pounds sleep more consistently.

    Kate sleeps best and naps best when she sleeps!
    however we were up at 5 today so...

    I never knew how much I'd miss sleep...

    I'm glad she's doing well in her crib. I've learned that Kate sleeps better in her bed, and me in mine. The co-sleeping thing just didn't work out for us.. Kate's a cover hog and shoves me out of the bed!!



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